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Published: 15 October 2016

256 Pages

5.4x8.4 inches

ISBN: 9780190627690

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Religion and the Free Market

Torkel Brekke

  • Offers novel way of understanding religion's role in world affairs today
  • Argues that religion should be treated as a free market because without interference from government, it can be a force for social good
  • About religion today, but takes sweeping detours through the history of religious marketplaces, from the dominance of Catholicism in medieval Europe achieved through its system of franchising to the truly free religious marketplaces that flourished in ancient South-East Asia, before today's Buddhist monopolies set in.